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Premier to Honour Holocaust Survivors

Nineteen survivors to be honoured at Queen's Park.

By: Daniel Horowitz

Published: May 18th, 2011 in News » World

Premier to Honour Holocaust Survivors

On Thursday, May 19, a group of 19 Holocaust survivors will be honoured in a special ceremony at Queens’ Park by a special guest – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

The Premier, along with Israel’s Consul General to Toronto, Amir Gissin Minister of Citizenship and Immigration,Dr. Eric Hoskins and MPP for York Centre Monte Kwinter, will join the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem in paying tribute to the survivors for their contributions to their respective communities.

“The survivors we honour have memories of immeasurable injustice – but they turned them into extraordinary tales of survival and triumph,” said Premier McGuinty. “By raising families, building careers and sharing their stories, they’ve helped to shape the Ontario we all enjoy today.”

The remarkable stories recounting the Honourees’ lives of survival in the face of horror of the Holocaust contributes to our knowledge of the Holocaust ere and reflects Yad Vashem’s theme, “Fragments of Memories The Faces Behind the Documents, Artifacts and Photographs.”

“Each story is filled with lessons of inspirations,” said Fran Sonshine, National Chair of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem. “On behalf of the Society, all Holocaust survivors, and the Jewish community, I would like to thank the Premier for this wonderful initiative that recognizes the strength and the best of Ontario’s citizens.”

“The survivors honoured at the ceremony survived the daily threat of death in the concentration camps, yet have gone on to become teachers, surgeons, and presidents of industries,” said Yaron Ashkenazi, Executive Director of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem. “Their successes are a reason for us to celebrate renewal and hope.”

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